Friday, July 09, 2021

Hellbent for Letterbox | Belle Starr (1941)

Following Belle Starr's appearance in The Long Riders, Michael and Pax watch a highly fictionalized biography of the character starring Gene Tierney, Randolph Scott, and Dana Andrews. 

Pax also checks out the Italian Western version of The Belle Starr Story while Michael continues watching mountain man movies with Clark Gable in Across the Wide Missouri.

1 comment:

Zeke said...

1941 is still in the midst of the Jim Crow era and near the peak of The Lost Cause mythology being strong in American history. (And "Song of the South" was made in 1946.) Bringing up the wrongness of slavery in that period in a serious way may well get a film banned from theaters in the Old South and I expect that for a adventure/western/escapist film there is no reason to risk a chunk of your expected movie audience by going there.


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